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Sony Ericsson announces three new mobile phones

Joint Swedish-Japanese mobile phone manufacturing venture Sony Ericsson has launched a trio of new handsets at the CommunicAsia telecoms event in Singapore, with the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray, txt and Xperia active.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia ray arrives with a 3.3-inch reality display and mobile BRAVIA engine, a 1Ghz processor and a 4GB microSD card, with an 8.1 megapixel camera and the Exmor R that allows for good image capture in low light.

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia active is a dust proof and water resistant handset, in much the same vein as the Motorola Defy. The handset has a 5 megapixel camera, with HD recording capabilities and a 3-inch multi touch screen, that is scratch resistant along with able to be operated with a wet finger. There is also a range of applications preinstalled for an active life, which include an on-screen heart monitoring through ANT+.

The Sony Ericsson’s txt tips-up with a 2.6-inch display, a 3.2 megapixel camera and a full Qwerty keyboard – with a BlackBerry-esque look of the RIM Bold. Installed is the SE ‘Friends’ application that enables users to see Facebook and Twitter updates top 5 friends in an easily accessible way.

All of the new mobile phones arrive running the Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 OS and are due to ship in Q3, with the Facebook inside Xperia for better social networking integration on the Sony Ericsson mobile phones.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.